Club News - February 12

Oamaru Harness Racing Club - February 15

Oamaru Harness Racing Club racing at Oamaru Raceway this Saturday 15th February 2020 - racing starts at 1:22pm.

Why not bring along the BBQ or a picnic dinner?! Last race is at 7:33pm. Featuring the Oamaru Harness Racing Clubs Handicap Pace.

Alexandra Park’s Summer Carnival: Oaks and Derby

Oaks and Derby combines premiere racing action, fashion, entertainment plus bottomless dining and beverage packages across two days in February and March. In addition, Alexandra Park is supporting the Teal Pants Campaign with various activations happening at Oaks Night! Save when you buy a Summer Carnival Pass which gets you into both events! We recommend booking sooner rather than later as prime seating is being sold as a first come, first serve basis. Click here to find out more information and to book your tickets!

Alexandra Park’s Owners Night

Retail therapy? Valentines gift? Why not buy a horse?

If you’ve ever considered ownership, then Alexandra Park’s Owners Night from 5.30pm on Friday 14th February in the Tasman Room is where you’ve got to be! Entry is FREE, so it’s the perfect way to find out more on how to break into the harness racing industry, by mixing and mingling with other owners here on the night. Our MC will be drawing prizes throughout the night while you enjoy delicious food from the Lyell Creek Lounge located on the same floor with an open cash bar. We hope to see you there! Register your interest by contacting Karen Blanchard on 027 808 3150 or by emailing [email protected]

General Admission is FREE at Alexandra Park

Walk right on in and witness all the racing action at any one of our race nights. The Alex Bar and Eatery is open til late and has a huge range of delicious food and drink options for guests. Wander outside and explore the parade ring and get closer to the action with the outdoor seating located track side where you can witness the horses being driven up the home straight.

Check out The Alex Bar & Eatery menu:

Winton Harness Racing Club - February 16


A Ploughman’s Lunch with retired Southern Steel Captain Wendy Frew is a feature of the Teal Pants Campaign at the Winton Harness Racing Club meeting at Central Southland Raceway in Winton on Sunday (16 February).

The Robin Dundee Club is organising the lunch in support of WomenCan - Team Teal - which is part of a day of ten harness races which comes during the nationwide harness racing Teal Pants Campaign which raises money for the fight against Ovarian Cancer.

The lunch will feature a selection of meats, pickles, cheeses, nuts, breads and light salads. Southland’s very own netball great, Wendy, will take the floor from around 2pm talking about her career as an international netballer. Tickets are just $10 and a cash bar will operate – wear teal and you could win a prize. Tickets are extremely limited and available from:

The Robin Dundee Club are also sponsoring a race during the programme and invite anyone to drop by at anytime during the day. The club will also donate $50 to Team Teal should a Team Teal driver be the reinswoman of the race winner plus they will also donate $50 for each race won by a filly/mare and $50 for each race with a female driver on the winner.

The Teal Pants branding refers to the colour of driving pants worn by lady drivers during the promotion. In the south the Teal Pants campaign sees $500 donated every time a female driver wins a race between 1 February and 7 March 2020 with Harness Racing NZ donating $200, the club at who’s meeting the victory takes place giving $100, Woodlands Stud $100 and Southern Harness Racing $100.

Ten harness races are scheduled on the day with the first scheduled for 12.07pm.

A draw of losing tickets after race 6 will net a couple of punters a betting voucher each, with the hope that it improves their luck.

Admission to the course will be free!

Lindsay Beer
Promotions Officer
Southern Harness Racing
021 351 499

Ladies Night at Cambridge Raceway - Friday February 21st

Get your gal pals together for a very special edition of our popular Friday Night's Under The Lights series in support of Team Teal. $5 from every ticket will be donated to the Team Teal campaign - a NZ Harness Racing initiative where all female drivers in New Zealand wear teal coloured driving pants to help raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer. The evening will also feature the inaugural running of the $30,000 Waikato Trotting Breeders' Stakes (2700m) for fillies and mares.

VIP TICKETS are only $49 EACH
(use code: "teamteal" for a $10 discount)
Ticket price includes: 1x glass of bubbles on arrival, $30 food voucher, $5 betting, race book, 1x drink voucher (wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage only) and & goodie bag.

Ticket price includes race book + drink (beer wine or non-alcoholic).

For more info on this event or to book tickets please click on this link

Stratford Trotting Club - Thursday 27th February

Stratford Trotting Club has our first twilight meeting. Racing starts at 3pm.

Free entry with kids entertainment including the Dairy Master Train, bouncy castle, Kidz Kartz and rides in the Kidz Kartz.

Racing featuring the Quintin Oakes Builders Stratford Cup and the Brian Darth Funeral Directors North Island Grass Track Trotters Cup.

All trainers and owners are invited to a pre-race night BBQ on Wednesday 26th of February from 5.30pm onwards, where a bbq dinner will be provided with subsidised drinks and raffles.

Those needing accomodation, TAB facilities, we recommend contacting Ian and Jude at the New Commercial Hotel 06 765 6364, they also have a great public bar and restaurant on site.

Bring a picnic and set up on the lawn to enjoy a fun filled community event.

Forbury Park Trotting Club - Thursday 5th March

Will to Live at Forbury Park, March 5, 2020, starting from 5.30pm.

Help support this worthy cause while enjoying a fun night at the races. Find out more here.


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